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and the federal government's debt limit. a late afternoon conference call john boehner told republicans that president obama is not serious about making a deal. >> after making a final push for a large-scale deal it now appears house speaker john boehner wants something smaller. abc news has learned that boehner told his fellow republicans on a sunday news conference call that president obama is not serious. in a television interview boehner said the president is not ready to make a deal. >> i know the president is worried about his next election but shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> the speaker wanted the outlines of a plan before 4:00 p.m. to send a positive message to the asian markets. the deadline still looms. >> there's no alternative. failure is not an option. >> the speaker says he was ready to make a deal last week but the president's demand broke off talks. the white house says there was never an agreement. >> negotiations are not over until they are actually over and people sign the document, a piece of paper. the pres
by the bill and the bill is not passed. >> boehnor, john boehner, another own goal. again, again he does this. last night, house republicans brought their own bill to the floor for a vote only to see it defeated by themselves. it was a bill to eliminate energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs, and it lost. that's not how it's supposed to work when you're the majority party in the house and the minority party has almost no power. you control the floor, you control what gets voted on, when it gets voted on. your own party's stuff you are supposed to be able to pass, and if you can't pass something, you don't bring it up. why would you? but with john boehner in charge in the house of representatives, the republicans keep kicking the ball into their own net over and over and over again. back in february in a span of 24 hours, speaker boehnor brought a republican u.s. out of the u.n.-type bill on to the house floor. it was defeated. he brought a patriot act extension to the house floor, it was defeated. then he was forced to pull a trade bill because it was going to be defeated. last month,
. no more whistling past the graveyard. >> ohio republican congressman and speaker john boehner presides over the largest republican majority in more than 60 years, 240 republicans, 192 democrats, in the house of representatives. this means that for president obama to push through any of his legislation, he must have the support of speaker boehner. recently, speaker boehner played that critical role when he gained house republican support for the current 2011 federal budget. that governors u.s. spending for fiscal year october 1 of last year, 2010, through september 30 of this year, 2011. this budget averted a shutdown of the federal government. the successful passage of the fy2011 budget was a major feather they're in the boehner cap. >> i'm pleased that senator reid and i and the white house have been able to come to an agreement that will in fact cut government open. >> question, the last time the republicans took over the house was in 1994, 17 years ago, when bill clinton was president. if you compare house speaker john boehner to then former house speaker newt gingrich, how well is
john boehner is in the middle of a lot of arm twisting right now. with last-minute negotiations going on this morning on the gop side because he couldn't get the votes he needed to pass this bill last night. so, now, the speaker literally might have just a couple of hours to get something done. >> as we all know, we were expecting a vote this evening, and the vote's obviously -- we're not there. >> the party of no is saying no to their own deal. >> we are determined to find a way to pay the nation's bills, but to do that in a fiscally responsible way. >> we've been waiting for the house to conduct their business, and they're having trouble conducting it. >> nbc's luke russert is on capitol hill, where this is really moving very quickly. two big developments on both the house and the senate side. let's start at thb[at house, because we heard all these reports about members of the tea party coming out last night looking like they'd been pretty battered and most of them making the decision that they would not vote for the boehner bill. so, what's going on in the speaker's office this mo
>>> >>> miscalculation, house speaker john boehner facing a republican revolt, after his debt ceiling plan comes up short. >>> border incursion, tense moments as dozens of mexican soldiers cross over into texas. >>> and deadly landslides. at least 17 people are killed after torrential rains pound south korea. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >> it is back to the drawing board for speaker of the house john boehner. the debt debate has boehner not only knocking heads with the white house but with members of his own party and now he's been forced to put off a vote on a plan to raise the debt limit. danielle knottingham is in washington with details. danielle, what is this all about? >> reporter: we're starting over again. right now everyone is upset with john boehner. they say the cuts in his package for raising the debt limit are not as advertised so he's getting heat from conservatives on capitol hill. democrats are declaring his legislation won't get through the senate, so house speaker john boehner is starting from
that the house will not vote on john boehner's plan. democratic leadership has said that the pill -- the bill had no chance of passing their. as we inch closer to the august 2 deadline. we are live with every development of the dead showdown. >> a lot of dramatic twists and turns. we thought we respond to have a vote earlier this evening. then it was delayed for hours by john boehner. he simply did not have enough votes. late tonight word that we would not have a vote until tomorrow. at this hour, right now the house rules committee is trying to tweak this plant so that is palatable for a vote tomorrow. john boehner faced political mutiny late thursday night while rallying support for his debt ceiling bill. but the bill is not perfect. i never said it was a perfect bill. >> he postponed the vote for hours because he did not have enough votes from his own party. it raises the debt ceiling for 2020 -- for 2012. that short-term approach is a sticking point for democrats. he wonders why there has been so much trauma of rape debt plan that is dead on arrival. >> as soon as the house completes its vote
leader is undermining the speaker of the house and these negotiations, so john boehner felt compelled to go before the cameras to declare that they are in the foxhole together. >> harry reid is an objective observer. this is a joke. if anybody at the childishly in the meeting, i would say it is the person who stood up, said enough is enough, walked out of the meeting, who happen to be the man of olympian detachment. cantor is representing the part of the republican caucus, which is much more set against raising the debt limit unless it's commensurate spending cuts. the president obviously is not moving on this. he talks a good game. prepared to do entitlements, ready to do entitlements. not once has he ever enunciated in public other than all these leaks, which i do not trust for half a second, one structural change in entitlements. without that, everybody over the age of nine knows we will not get handle on the debt. so let's hear him say in public once. >> why is it that when he offered the big deal, the $4 trillion deal -- >> the grand bargain. >> the grand bargain, republicans ba
with. i would have thought with just a few days to go, today would have been the day that john boehner and the republicans said, okay, we'll meet you a few inches towards your direction. instead they have made another quantum leap in the opposite direction. i hope that good sense prevails and that they don't odo the political thing, but the right thing by the american people. >> thanks so much. at this point the debate has dragged on for so long that a downgrade of the u.s. credit rating is a real possibility regardless of what happens in congress this week. jim kramer is host of cnbc's "mad money." jim, first of all, you've got treasury bills coming due next week, tuesday, wednesday. the debt, the gdp numbers today really abysmal. what is your perspective? what the wall street saying today? >> we distill it so everybody at home gets it. there are three possibilities. there's a deal not a great deal, that is the one that produces a ratings downgrade. interest rates do go up as the congress has said. will is the possibility of a good deal, that's the $4 trillion blockbuster. all things
of the house john boehner told everyone in his party, and i quote, "get your ass in line." and listen to senator john mccain. >> what is really amazing about this is that some members are believing that we can pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution in this body with its present reputation, and that is foolish. that is worse than foolish. that is not fair. that is not fair to the american people. to hold out and say we won't agree to raising the debt limit until we pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. it's unfair. it's bizarro. and maybe some people who have only been in this body for six or seven months or so really believe that. others know better. >> the ground is still shaking in d.c. over this tonight, with no doubt many late-night phone calls going under way right now. we'll cover all of the angles, and here are some of the other stories we will dig into as well. the end of al qaeda? some say bin laden's death has the terrorists on the ropes. but other security experts have their doubts. remember the last time we heard "mission accomplished"? and ro
that is "the ed >> john boehner became speaker of the house with help from whacky tea partiers like michele bachmann and sarah palin and with help from rupert murdoch's corrupt media empire. i wonder why he's having such a tough time governing. >> if each side wants 100%, then we can't get anything done. >> the president goes big, republicans go backwards. >> i have bent over backwards to work with the republicans. >> the one thing he won't accept is a short-term solution. >> boehner's people and republicans on capitol hill say they are ready to eat the peas, but the peas can't have flavor of tax increases. >> speaker boehner is caught between the tea party and catastrophe. >> he basically caved in on saturday night after pressure from eric cantor. >> he has the power in the house. >> what can you tell me about the relationship between speaker boehner and eric cantor? >> senator dick durbin joins me. >> john boehner is along for the ride. >> not all republicans believe the united states will default. >> i will be voting no on increasing the debt ceiling. >> these are ignorant people
, and then an interesting scenario will merge. john boehner's plan is to fasz house of representatives wednesday and you could see john boehner's plan to be the last one standing and the only one coming out of the house with reid's plan held nup in the senate. and then do they take boehner's plan and accept it or back to square one and then the president cave in and not veto this, because it is the only thing possible to avoid a default? the question now is does harry reid get to cloture in the united states senate and the aides feel that he can't, and they say he has supported it in the past and in a certain set of circumstances they would, but with mitch mcconnell and john boehner joined at the hip for this, you can see that republicans offering support for that with john boehner's plan being the last one standing, and what will the president do? >> well, will he hold the stance that he has said adamantly that he would shorten a short-term veto deal from the president? >> well, we have not heard from him today, so it will be interesting when we hear from him or the white house, but as of right now, th
of republican negotiators, house speaker, john boehner, to walk away from any more negotiating sessions with the white house on a deficit reduction package. you will recall that weeks ago the president maneuvered eric cantor into walking out of the deficit reduction talks to great advantage of the white house in its perception of being willing to compromise, willing to extend itself, willing to as the president would say frequently, bend over backwards with the negotiations with the intransigent republicans. now the republicans are walking away yet again. after receiving a phone call from house speaker john boehner, where the president learned that the speaker and the republicans would no longer negotiate with him over a deficit reduction deal, the president went to the press briefing room to give his reaction to the american people. >> i just got a call about a half hour ago from speaker boehnor, who indicated that he was going to be walking away from the negotiations that we've been engaged in here at the white house for a big deficit reduction and debt reduction package. we were offe
difference which is under john boehner's plan, we would be right back in this mess right at the holiday season, having this same debate, creating uncertainty in the economy at one of the most critical times for the economy, the holiday season. we don't want to do that. that's the wrong thing to do. that's not just the president's opinion. that's just not the opinion of independent financial analysts. that was actually john boehner's opinion and eric cantor's opinion just a few weeks ago when they were making the same case the president is making. >> true enough, but there is plenty of precedent for short-term debt ceiling limits being raised. aside from ruining all of our holidays, what's the damage in revisiting this six months from now? is the president really, when it comes down to it after the warning from all the big bankers, is he going to veto a short-term increase? >> there are two points. first is we are in a completely different situation now than we have ever been. there have been lots of short-term increases in the past but they were always done in a place where there was no
from john boehner today. he is hoping some last-minute rewrites and harsh words will get his own party on board. he is sending a clear message to fellow republicans telling them i cannot do this unless you are behind me. the message has gotten some on board. >> i am a conservative. as i said, i will support this. >> i have moved from no to undecided, 2 yes. >> the vote is scheduled later today. >> it is unfair and bizarro and maybe some people have only been in the body for six or seven months really believe that. others know better. >> the white house has threatened to veto the revised proposal that would raise the debt ceiling in two phases and could cut $900 billion in spending. president obama is favoring the bill crafted by harry reid weaving its way through the senate where it is being warned that that some -- john boehner bill will be dead on arrival. >> even if this baker can beg borrow and speak -- and steal the votes the bill remains a non-starter in the senate and the president will never sign it. the speaker is wasting precious time. >> a worried wall street is already danc
a balanced approach ich in washington means we spend more and you pay more. >> house speaker john boehner whfollow the president's primetime tv actress with onee o his own but he has been having trouble with his own people, so much so that he was forced to postpone a vote on his debt reduction plan thursday night. let me start with you -- in your friday column, yourite that kind of force this issue could turn a blocking minority into a governing authority and is not just counter constitutional in spirit but self-destructive practice. what is your message to that blocking minority? >> you have gotten as much as you can and quite remarkably. the boehner plan achieves a lot of the r republican goals. it has no taxes all cuts, and it establishes a inciple of cutting spending if you want to raise the debt ceiling. you have achieved that. there is no way you can achieve more holding only one house of the congress. tatake it because otherwisese the republican cnces i2012 are going to be deeply damaged, and that is the only way next year's election in which republicans can really change the struc
of the united states and the republican house speaker, john boehner. back to back remarks to the american people and to the world. this is truly an extraordinary evening here in the nation's capital. just to underline the peril facing the united states economy, and the american people, democratic officials familiar with the president's speech expect him to say the country right now is, quote, in imminent threat of default. with only about one week left for democrats and republicans to agree on a deal to raise the debt ceiling. in a speech earlier today, the president alluded to the bitter political grid lock between both sides. >> are we a nation that asks only the middle class and the poor to bear the burden? after they've seen their jobs disappear and their incomes decline over a decade? are we a people who break the promises we've made to seniors or the disabled and leave them to fend for themselves? that's not who we are. we are better than that. we're a people who look out for one another. we're a people who believe in shared sacrifice. because we know that we rise or fall as one nation. >>
. and to his credit, this is the kind of approach the republican speaker of the house, john boehner, was working on with me over the last several weeks. the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. a cuts only approach. an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all and because nothing is asked of those at the top of the income scale such an approach would close the deficit only with more severe cuts to programs we all care about. cuts that place a greater burden on working families. so the debate right now isn't about whether we need to make tough choices. democrats and republicans agree on the amount of deficit reduction we need. the debate is about how it should be done. most americans, regardless of political party, don't understand how we can ask a senior citizen to pay more for her medicare before we ask a corporate jet owner or the oil companies to ghif up tax breaks that other compa
a deal. house and senate leaders are putting out competing plans. >> john boehner drawing up a house plan. >> let's do it again in april. that's basically the plan. >> i don't understand the politics of it. >> we've known if we got this close, things would start to get bad. >> the threat of default is taking its toll on the markets. >> i'm brian sullivan with your cnbc market wrap, here's a look at how stocks are doing today, they are not doing well. dow down 83, s&p down 7, whether or not d.c. will be able to make a deal, a lot of nervousness in the market right now. >> and now we are this close. >> the tea party has republican leaders trapped. >> this is a self-inflicted wound. >> no side gets all that they want. >> we're not crazy. >> right-wing nutters in the american congress. >> difficult caucus. >> john boehner, the speaker, was reduced in some ways to being a reluctant ventriloquist for the tea party. >> how can the president negotiate with a party that keeps walking away? >> we've watched our leadership in washington behave like children. >> we want reason-based รง politics. the
tonight, if at first you don't succeed, add a balanced budget amendment. that's what speaker john boehner did after he was embarrassed last might when he didn't have enough votes to pass his debt ceiling bill. he threw in a balanced budget amendment which won over tea party republicans and guaranteed failure many the senate. in the past hour the house passed the debt ceiling bill on a strictly party line vote 218 to 2010. what happens next? the senate now takes the initiative with a weekend of rangeling and possible late night votes. we'll get the latest in just a moment. plus, how far will tea party republicans go to get what they want? is it really a conservative proposition to risk default? we've got two tea partiers here tonight. >>> is anyone winning politically? president obama is trying to position himself as the adult in the room. if the economy tanks, doesn't his prospects tank with it. >>> have you had enough yet? if people are fed up with democrats and republicans is there a thard way? a group called americans elect says yes, it may have the money and know how to get a ticket o
, that they're not going to spend thanksgiving with one another, john boehner and eric cantor. that being said, they've had a fairly effective working relationship over the past year and going back to the campaign to try to accomplish what it is they want to accomplish. but in this case, eric cantor two weeks ago who was put into negotiations by john boehner specifically so that if there were to be a tax increase, it would be eric cantor who had the plan in the house republican conference. eric cantor pulled out of those talks, saying that the issue of taxes was not going to be solved because democrats were insisting on a tax increase, effectively saying to john boehner, look, if you want to bring a tax increase on the house gop conference, you have to do that. so is there any doubt in anyone's mind on capitol hill, that eric cantor positioned himself to the right of john boehner? he absolutely does. he is in constant fear that cantor is going to fight boehner? not necessarily. but in the case specifically from what we've heard last may in the meeting that eric cantor spoke for the republican
on a new plant of the speaker of the house today. john boehner hopes that some last-minute changes and harsh words will get his own party on board. he is blasting a clear message to fellow republicans, telling them on wednesday "i cannot do this job unless you are behind me." that seems to have gotten some of them on board. >> i am pretty hard-line conservative. i will support this. >> i am moving to leaning toward this. we have to take what we can get. >> the vote is scheduled for later today, entering within the republican ranks is still on display. >> it is unfair. maybe some people who have only been in this body seven months or so really believe it, but others know better. >> the speaker's plan would raise the debt ceiling in two phases and could cut $900 billion in spending. but president obama favors a bill crafted by harry reid that's moving through the senate. the senate is warning that john boehner's bill is dead on arrival. >> the bill remains a nonstarter in the senate and the president will never signed it. the speaker is wasting precious time. >> wall street is dancin
and the leverage and the attention. >> could boehner lose the speakershipped over this? >> john boehner is the victim of keep your friends' clothes and your enemy closer -- keep your friends' clothes and your enemies closer. erick kanter has been joined at the hip with him -- eric cantor. john boehner brought a different style of management to the speakership. nancy pelosi -- her moment of truth was the health care bill. she leaned and muscled and pushed and persuaded. a majority of democrats, overwhelming, past the health care bill three different times. john vander promised not to be that kind of a speaker. but when a speaker loses a vote and the perception of power is power in washington, it is a weakened speakership. >> charlie cook said many house and senate members in the 2012, 2014, 2016 are going to lose their seats because congress has become a laughingstock over this. >> to pick up on what marks -- what mark said, john boehner -- the blandishments that worked in the past do not work anymore. you cannot do earmarks. what they worry about, some of these younger members, is a pri
follow me at mperris. "first look" is up next. >>> john boehner wastes precious time running up support for his doomed debt limit plan. so what's next? >>> torrential rain leaves dozens dead in south korea. and cosmic tagalong, a massive neighbor in earth's orbit. good morning, i'm amara sohn. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the debt scramble. house speaker john boehner's debt ceiling proposal will be put to the test today with an expected vote in the house. but realistically it's going nowhere fast. the president has vowed to veto the plan. so where do things go from here? tracie potts has more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's a vote on a plan that democrats say will never reach the president's desk. budget officials found another $50 billion in savings, so house speaker john boehner is putting the plan to a vote today. >> the speaker's plan is on life support and it's time for him to pull the plug. >> never let them see you sweat. >> reporter: $1 trillion in cuts. it's no slam dunk,
. and to his credit, this is the kind of approach the republican speaker of the house, john boehner was working on with me over the last several weeks. the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because osignificant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a cuts only approach. and an approach that doesn't ask the wealthest to contribute anything at all. and because nothing is asked of those that top of the income scale, such an approach would close the deficit only with more severe cuts to programs we care about, cuts that place a greater burden on working families. the debate isn't about whether we need to make tough choices. the debate is about how it should be done. most americans don't understand how we can ask a senior to pay more for her medicare before we ask a corporate jet owner owner to give up tax breaks that other companies don't get. how can we ask a student to pay more for college? how can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don't need and didn't ask for? that's n
2013. house peeker john boehner aids said he's coming here with the demand that spending be cut more than the debt ceiling is raised. that is his only bottom line. it would take in the range of 2.4 trillion to extend the debt sealing through 2013 and the democrats and republicans were no where near that when boehner walked out of the talks for the second time. boehner had wanted to raise the debt ceiling to next spring and the president said the fight is not going to get easier with the 2012 campaign in full swing. republicans don't want the fight to get easier. boehner's spokesman said it is unfortunate for the debt ceiling to be increased because the time table is not ideal for a presidential campaign. >> are they so far apart and especially after the president's tone and remarks last night, that they are angry at each other? >> well, both sides would say they are not. both the president and speaker boehner said the talks have been civil, but there seem to be a little emotion in both of them especially the president yesterday. boehner said he gave up when the president demanded 400
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